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La (nouvelle) guerre de boutons
La (nouvelle) guerre des boutons (☞imdb)
Based on the book by Louis Pergaud published in 1912 and set in rural France, this film features a 'war' between rival gangs of kids from neighbouring villages. Play escalates into violence and removing the buttons from the other side's captives represents the spoils of war.

You can find my short review in the Light Drama section of my cinema pages.
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La vie en miettes
La vie en miettes (☞imdb)
After the death of his mother, Jonathan's wife is injured in a car accident. But it transpires that it's not his wife, and this 'perfect stranger' lives in a house he doesn't know, but where people appear to know him. Thus the intrigue begins.

You can find my short review in the Light Drama section of my cinema pages.
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Les petits mouchoirs
Les petits mouchoirs (☞imdb)
A group of Parisians set off for their annual break leaving behind a friend badly injured in a road accident. The men of the group each have an issue in their lives, which play out both comedically and dramatically during the holiday.

You can find my short review in the Light Drama section of my cinema pages.
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Primaire
Primaire (☞imdb)
A fascinating look at the workings of an elementary school in France, where Florence, played by Sara Forestier, is a dedicated institutrice. But Florence's life is far from straightforward.

You can find my review in the Light Drama section of my Cinema pages.
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La Villa
La Villa (☞imdb)
Three siblings are reunited in their father's villa after he suffers a stroke. The atmosphere is tense and relationships aren't good, but as time passes some old animosities start to soften as each reflects on their younger days in the Villa.

You can find my review in the Light Drama section of my Cinema pages.
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Un peuple et son roi
Le monde est à toi (☞imdb)
Small time drug dealer in Paris sets up one final deal to fund the purchase of an ice cream vendor's licence in Spain. But things don't quite go to plan! ...

You can find my review in the Light Drama section of my Cinema pages.
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